Back in April (remember the sunshine and warmth?) I ran a short piece on a home-brew V8 two stroke. Well since then, someobody has unearthed this video of the beast actually running at what looks suspiciously like Ramsey Sprint in the IOM.
I reckon it'd take a brave man to dump the ... Continue reading
Thou shall not tamper
It may not be the catchiest title for a body of people but the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) might be a title you should try and remember.
This innocuously titled outfit has just voted through their collective recommendations that will now influence the European parliament's ... Continue reading
I'm chucking a few essential items into my massive stuffa bag, ready to go to Portimao tomorrow for the International launch of not just the Honda NC700X but also the new Fireblade, too.
You couldn't fathom two bikes at further ends of the scale. One all about performance and speed, the other ... Continue reading
With Nigel 'Nige' Mansell
That's Nigel Mansell, that is. With face fungus. And flying goggles. And that's his mate, MP Mike Penning. 'I ride a bike too, got a Triumph,' says the Transport Under Secretary, without a prompt. 'Nigel's got a Harley so that nearly counts as a bike.'
Notice Nigel's surgical right shoe. He's had ... Continue reading
Demons exorcised. Job jobbed
My first meeting with a BMW GS was an unfortunate one. It was going back a few years now (certainly pre-Charlie McGregor era)
Having just picked up this new model, I’d ridden 100 miles on a warm summer’s evening to reach my house by dusk. Mindful of the fact that said house ... Continue reading
A Day with Dougie MBE
Tasty Bites? Tasty Bikes, more like. A pair of Gas Gas (250 and a 300) for a fortnight's trials practice.
There's method in this feet-up mullarkey.
Boy number one is taking up biking at 18 and time on a trials bike is what he needs to perfect his balance, clutch and throttle control ... Continue reading
This early ciné film footage of the Peel three-wheeler, shot in what looks like Peel in the Isle of Man, is so good it’s a wonder the car never really took off. Possibly.
I love the way, having being waved away by what look like nuns, the driver promptly twats the right ... Continue reading
... er, house
Here we see a short video of ace tuner and former sidecar racer, Stan Stephens, enjoying his first solo outing on a trusty Honda CG125.
Well, you're very naughty
Bumped into a riding instructor last weekend. Not literally, though, I'm pleased to add.
The road had been closed by a big accident and we'd all been forced into the same coffee/petrol stop together.
He had one pupil with him on a 125 Yamaha custom thing. It was her first day. She seemed ... Continue reading
Ashley Beech - Bike Breaker
Poor Ashley Beech. You've gotta feel for him.
After a fraction too much throttle on the run down to Donington's Old Hairpin, the rear breaks grip amd he starts what should be a graceful slide across Craner Curve's neatly mown grass.
While Ashley's slide is fairly composed his bike decides to dig in ... Continue reading
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